August 2019

Trump's Personal Assistant Exits Position at the White House

Madeleine Westerhout had been with President Donald Trump since the beginning of his term. Westerhout was forced to resign after she shared intimate details about Trump's family with reporters. While Westerhout's remarks were made at an off-the-record meeting, she didn't clarify that her comments were off the record. Despite being loyal to Trump, according to 'The New York Times,' Westerhout is now considered a "separated employee.". Her departure surprised colleagues, who were unaware of the incident. It underscores Trump's struggle to curtail the number of leaks which he perceives as having plagued his administration. Westerhout's departure also follows a number of exits by high-level officials in the Trump White House.